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David Moyes may drop Andy Carroll after row in training

Andy Carroll could be dropped for West Ham United’s crucial match against Leicester City on Saturday after the player a row with team boss David Moyes in training.

Moyes was unhappy with Carroll’s reaction to not being included in a triple substitution during West Ham’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the London Stadium.

The striker did little to hide his frustration before leaving his place on the bench, and the manager vowed to tackle the situation after the game.

However, Carroll was unrepentant during talks with Moyes on Monday, leading to him being sent home from the training ground after refusing to apologise for his behaviour.

Carroll’s future at the club is now in the doubt and although their relationship is not beyond repair, Moyes is considering leaving the 29-year-old out entirely when West Ham seek to ease their relegation fears against Leicester.

West Ham could have James Collins and Pedro Obiang available for the trip to the King Power Stadium, with the former expected to train later this week after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Obiang, who has been sorely missed in defensive midfield since suffering a knee injury against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup in January, could be on the bench after returning ahead of schedule.

West Ham United sacks Slaven Bilic and appoints David Moyes

Slaven Bilic has been sacked as West Ham manager, with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes appointed in his place albeit on an interim basis.

Bilic would leave the club in the Premier League relegation zone after the defeated in Saturday’s 4-1 game against Liverpool at London Stadium, with West Ham officials said the club believed a change was necessary “to move forward positively and in line with their ambition”

Speaking to reporters as he left West Ham’s training ground, Bilic — who was appointed in the summer of 2015 — said: “There are no hard feelings. I can be very proud of my work here.”

“We didn’t start this crucial season well. As in many clubs across Europe, the manager is the one who pays the price. It’s a very logical move.”

Moyes, his replacement, will make his managerial debut for West Ham against Watford in the Premier League on 19 November.

The 54-year-old said he has a point to prove and is “hungry to get things right” after being appointed as West Ham’s new manager. He has been out of work since May, when he resigned as Sunderland manager after the club’s relegation to the Championship.

“It’s only been the last job where I feel it wasn’t a good move and I didn’t enjoy the experience,” Moyes said of his time with Black Cats.

“So I’m hungry to make sure I get things right now. I don’t know any manager who hasn’t gone through negative periods, especially in the game today. I hope it gives me great strength and understanding of what is required.”

Joint chairman David Sullivan claimed that Moyes is “the right man to turn things around”, and that the club “needs somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it”.

“He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again,” Sullivan added.

Chelsea sets Premier League record in farewell for John Terry

Premier League Champions Chelsea set the record of 30 wins in a 38-game season just as they said farewell to captain John Terry with a comfortable win over bottom club Sunderland.

With the title sealed for their sixth top-flight victory nine days ago, the Blues fell behind to an early Javier Manquillo strike but retaliated quickly through Willian’s angled drive, and the rest of it was history for Sunderland.

Without the presence of striker Jermain Defoe who was out with a hamstring-injury, the Black Cats could not do more to threaten up front and left Stamford Bridge bruised. Goals from Pedro, Michy Batshuayi and Eden Hazard rounded off an easy 5-1 victory for the hosts.

It was an impressive seasons for the Blues. The team had largely underperformed last season, but under the restructuring of new coach Antonio Conte they had won 30 games and claimed 83 points from the last 33 games (out of a possible 96), and scored 85 goals for their second most prolific Premier League season in goalscoring records.

They would even have their chance of claiming a domestic double as they take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend.

However, the focus of today’s game was also about John Terry, as the Chelsea captain prepares for what could be his penultimate game before the conclusion of a 22-year relationship with the club.

The former England international received a guard of honour from team-mates as he left in the minute matching his shirt number, 26, an act which even opposition coach David Moyes got into by agreeing to put the ball out to allow the substitution.

“We knew it was coming and we agreed to put the ball out,” Moyes said in his post-match news conference

“I think that we had to find the best for him — to start the game and to be substituted in 26 minutes, his shirt number,” Conte said. “To see our players prepare a guard of honour for him was great, a fantastic idea.”

“He deserved this. He’s a legend of this club, not just this club but one of the best defenders in the world.”